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True Crime bestsellers

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#1: I'll Be Gone in the Dark

One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
By Michelle McNamara
Narrated by Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn & Patton Oswalt /  10 hours 7 minutes

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

“An overwhelmingly obsessed Michelle McNamara dissects the decades old trail of tragedy, trauma and ongoing taunts by the elusive East Area Rapist in her investigative crime thriller “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” published posthumously after her unexpected demise. Dubbed the “Golden State Killer” by McNamara herself, his crime spree started with 50 unsolved rapes before escalating to numerous murders leaving terrorized California residents tense for ten years. A determined McNamara meticulously researches this reign of terror with such precision it’s sure to pry this perpetrators identity out of obscurity and into justice, a suitable ending for this authors’ life.”

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#2: Furious Hours

Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
By Casey Cep
11 hours 15 minutes

Furious Hours

In Cold Blood and To Kill a Mockingbird kept me up reading all night as a teen, and I can now add Furious Hours to the list of couldn’t-put-it-down tomes. I was enthralled, educated, and awestruck by Casey Cep’s well-researched and masterfully written true-crime account of a rural minister, his lawyer, and his killer. Thankfully, Cep discovered and brought to light what surely could have been Harper Lee’s second bestseller. Now…off to get a good night’s rest!”

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#3: Catch and Kill

Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
By Ronan Farrow
Narrated by Ronan Farrow /  10 hours 43 minutes

Catch and Kill

“A timely, incredibly important account of the difficulties Farrow faced at NBC while working on the Weinstein expose, which he took to the New Yorker and subsequently won a Pulitzer for. The audiobook is grippingly read by Farrow (though the accents he attempts are... let's go with 'confusing'). It's upsetting, sure, but heartening to see the exhaustive research and the very clearly laid-out account of how Farrow had to work against the very powerful high-profile members of the media establishment--including his own bosses--not only because of Weinstein's well-oiled intimidation machine but also as part of those figures attempting to cover up their own histories of being harassers. Highly recommend this important piece of current events journalism, which reads like a thriller novel.”

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#4: Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
By David Grann
Narrated by Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee & Danny Campbell /  9 hours 4 minutes

Killers of the Flower Moon

“One of the most horrific chapters in American history is brought back to the national consciousness with alarming detail in Killers of the Flower Moon. After the Osage Indian Nation strikes oil, its members become rich beyond their wildest dreams, only to encounter a vast and murderous conspiracy that will leave more than 60 members of the nation dead. David Grann reconstructs those murders and the subsequent investigations with astonishing care and reveals the depths of a conspiracy that stretched from Oklahoma to Washington, D.C. This story will certainly be one of the most important books of 2017.”

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#5: American Predator

The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
By Maureen Callahan
9 hours 3 minutes

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An Amazon “Best Book of 2019”
Washington Post “10 Books To Read in July”
Los Angeles Times “Seven Highly Anticipated Books for Summer Reading”
USA Today “20 of the Season’s Hottest New Books”
New York Post “25 Best Beach Reads of 2019 You Need to Pre-Order Now”

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#6: The Devil in the White City

Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
By Erik Larson
Narrated by Scott Brick /  14 hours 58 minutes

The Devil in the White City

“The Devil in the White City is one of the most fascinating books I've ever read. Set amidst the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Erik Larson's historical narrative interweaves the stories of two men who would come to define it, for better and for worse. One is Daniel Burnham, chief architect of the Fair, who threw his entire being into creating a landmark event in American history. The other is Dr. H.H. Holmes, a serial killer who built a hotel that became his "Murder Castle", luring many poor souls who came to Chicago to their death and dismemberment. Though you may expect Holmes' chapters to be more entertaining, I was amazed by the story of the World's Fair and its impact on American history. The first Ferris wheel debuted as the centerpiece of the Fair, the Pledge of Allegiance was written for its opening ceremony, and its use of alternating current electricity essentially ended Edison and Tesla's current war. If these bits of trivia excite your inner history nerd, come buy the book today!”

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#7: Savage Appetites

Four True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession
By Rachel Monroe
8 hours 27 minutes

Savage Appetites

“Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession explores obsession, crime and violence and why we as a culture, specifically women, are fascinated by it. Monroe goes beyond the gruesome details of violent crime using not only her experience as a reporter, but also personal narrative and social examination. She shines a light on some of the most gruesome murders and the rippling consequences that occur long after justice, or what we think is justice, is done. If you liked I'll Be Gone In the Dark, you will love this one. I could not stop listening!”

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#8: Say Nothing

A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
By Patrick Radden Keefe
14 hours 40 minutes

One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year

BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE

ONE OF THE BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR - WASHINGTON POST

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 

"Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old...
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#9: The Real Lolita

The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World
By Sarah Weinman
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  7 hours 26 minutes

The Real Lolita

“Any fan of Nabokov’s Lolita will be enthralled by Sarah Weinman’s investigation of the real-life kidnapping and sexual assault that became the basis for the 20th-century masterpiece. Weinman dives deep into the archives to piece together the ties between fact and fiction, even when the author or the victim’s family refused to discuss history. Swapping between true-crime journalism and contemporary literary analysis, the author brings new attention to Nabokov’s seminal work and draws the tragedy of Sally Horner out of obscurity.”

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#10: The Spy and the Traitor

The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
By Ben Macintyre
13 hours 19 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.

“The best true spy story I have ever read.”—JOHN LE CARRÉ

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#11: In Cold Blood

By Truman Capote
Narrated by Scott Brick /  14 hours 25 minutes

The most famous true crime novel of all time and one of the first non-fiction novels ever written; In Cold Blood is the bestseller that haunted its author long after he finished writing it.

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few... Read More »

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#12: The Last Pirate of New York

A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation
By Rich Cohen
6 hours 11 minutes

Was he New York City’s last pirate . . . or its first gangster? This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock—for fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire.

"History at its best . . . I highly recommend this remarkable book."—Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The... Read More »

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#13: Tinseltown

Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
By William J. Mann
Narrated by Christopher Lane /  15 hours 54 minutes

The Day of the Locustmeets The Devil in the White City andMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil inthis juicy, untold Hollywood story: an addictive true account of ambition,scandal, intrigue, murder, and the creation of the modern film industry.

By 1920, the movies had suddenly become America’s newfavorite pastime and one of the nation’s largest... Read More »

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#14: The Best New True Crime Stories

Serial Killers
By Mitzi Szereto
Narrated by Kate Mulligan & Traber Burns /  9 hours 37 minutes

A serial killer―your neighbor, friend, even your spouse?

Serial killers: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer are often the first names that spring to mind. Many people assume serial killers are primarily an American phenomenon that came about in the latter part of the twentieth century. But such assumptions are far from the truth.... Read More »

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#15: Judgment Ridge

The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders
By Dick Lehr & Mitchell Zuckoff
Narrated by Danny Campbell /  14 hours 46 minutes

On a cold night in January 2001, the idyllic community of Dartmouth College was shattered by the discovery that two of its most beloved professors had been hacked to death in their own home. Investigators searched helplessly for clues linking the victims, Half and Susanne Zantop, to their murderer or murderers. A few weeks later, across the... Read More »

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#16: The Feather Thief

Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
By Kirk Wallace Johnson
8 hours 4 minutes

The Feather Thief

“The Feather Thief is true crime at its best — a tale starting with the Amazonian explorations of Darwin-era naturalists, rooted in the eccentric sensibilities of Victorian collectors, fueled by the obscure cult of fly-fishing tying, and culminating with a shocking 2009 British Museum heist by a shy American flautist. All of these elements are deftly brought together at a thriller’s pace by author Kirk Johnson, a veteran of the Iraqi reconstruction effort suffering from PTSD, who stumbles across the story while fly-fishing in New Mexico in 2011. I mean, you can’t make this stuff up.”

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#17: The Suspect

An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle
By Kent Alexander & Kevin Salwen
14 hours 11 minutes

A contributing source for the Warner Bros.’ film Richard Jewell starring Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Hauser!

A gripping insider account of the terrorist bombing at the 1996 Olympic Games that captured the world’s attention, and the heroic security guard-turned-suspect at the heart of it all

On July 27, 1996, a... Read More »

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#18: A Spy Among Friends

Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
By Ben Macintyre & John le Carré
Narrated by John Lee /  11 hours

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The true story of Kim Philby, the Cold War's most infamous spy, from the master espionage writer and author of The Spy and the Traitor.

Who was Kim Philby? Those closest to him—like his fellow MI6 officer and best friend since childhood, Nicholas Elliot, and the CIA’s head of counterintelligence, James Jesus... Read More »

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#19: Blood & Ivy

The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard
By Paul Collins
Narrated by Kevin Kenerly /  8 hours 18 minutes

A delectable true-crime story of scandal and murder at America's most celebrated universityOn November 23, 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city's richest men vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston's West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city... Read More »

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#20: The Third Rainbow Girl

The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia
By Emma Copley Eisenberg
10 hours 32 minutes

The Third Rainbow Girl

“The facts are that in the summer of 1980, two young women were hitchhiking in Pocahontas County, West Virginia en route to the annual Rainbow Festival. Their murdered bodies were found in a remote clearing on a remote road. Over the years, multiple people confessed to the murders. Was it a local as many thought? Or an itinerant mass murderer traveling the country, raging against blacks and others? Eisenberg dives deeply into the case after spending time there years later as a Vista volunteer. This engaging book tells the story of the people of this rural county, the history of the area, and the officials who would not let the case die. It is also Emma's story: her time with these people, her loves, and her discontent. It is a stirring addition to the Appalachian story.”

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#21: Chaos

Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties
By Tom O'Neill & Dan Piepenbring
16 hours 15 minutes

A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to shocking new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this riveting reassessment of an infamous case in American history.
Over two grim nights in Los Angeles, the young followers of Charles Manson murdered seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate, then eight... Read More »

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#22: Devil in the Grove

Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
By Gilbert King
Narrated by Peter Francis James /  17 hours 53 minutes

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

“A must-read, cannot-put-down history.” — Thomas Friedman, New York Times

Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in a case that threatened to... Read More »

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#23: Memorial Drive

A Daughter's Memoir
By Natasha Trethewey
Narrated by Natasha Trethewey / 

A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy

At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and... Read More »

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Publication Date: July 28, 2020

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#24: The Accountant's Story

Inside the Violent World of the Medellín Cartel
By David Fisher & Roberto Escobar
Narrated by Ruben Diaz /  10 hours 6 minutes

"I have many scars. Some of them are physical, but many more are scars on my soul. A bomb sent to kill me while I was in a maximum security prison has made me blind, yet now I see the world more clearly than I have ever seen it before. I have lived an incredible adventure. I watched as my brother, Pablo Escobar, became the most successful... Read More »

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#25: A Cool and Lonely Courage

The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France
By Susan Ottaway
Narrated by Catherine Harvey /  9 hours 3 minutes

The incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked everything to fight for freedom during the Second World War.

When elderly recluse Eileen Nearne died, few suspected that the quiet little old lady was a decorated WWII war hero. Volunteering to serve for British intelligence at age 21, Eileen was... Read More »

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#26: The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

A True Story of Injustice in the American South
By Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington & John Grisham
14 hours 45 minutes

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

“What does a small-town dentist, an unqualified medical examiner and the Mississippi criminal justice system have in common? They’re a part of a good ole boy network obsessed with mass incarceration and the death penalty, rampant racism and corrupt court judges consumed with closing cases at any cost. Not to mention the wrongly convicted men paying the price for other perpetrators crimes, many of them still sitting on death row today. “The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist,” by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a horrifying haunt through a legal system run by unqualified, unconscionable men intent to impart their will on an unwitting society too overwhelmed by titles, accreditations and pseudo-scientific facts to question their motives. Thank goodness Balko and Carrington had the courage to expose these corrupt individuals and hopefully, this book will open a door to investigations in other criminal justice courts across the country.”

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#27: Writing to Save a Life

The Louis Till File
By John Edgar Wideman
Narrated by Roger Guenveur Smith /  7 hours 28 minutes

Writing to Save a Life

“This is a powerful meditation on the life of Louis Till, the father of Emmett Till whose brutal murder in 1955 spurred the Civil Rights Movement forward. It is not common knowledge today that Louis Till was convicted of a crime and executed in Italy while serving in the Army during World War II. Wideman was 14 years old -- the same age as Emmett when he died -- the year he saw pictures of Emmett Till's body in Jet magazine. When he found out decades later about Louis Till's fate, Wideman set out to investigate the tragic lives of both father and son. The result is a profound and moving exploration of race, manhood, violence, and injustice in our society.”

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#28: Shadows in the Vineyard

The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine
By Maximillian Potter
Narrated by Donald Corren /  8 hours 40 minutes

Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a fascinating plot to destroy the vines of La Romance-Conti, Burgundy's finest and most expensive wine.

In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed proprietor of the Domaine de la Romance-Conti, the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world, received an... Read More »

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#29: My Daddy is a Hero

How Chris Watts Went from Family Man to Family Killer
By Lena Derhally
Narrated by Tanya Eby /  8 hours 14 minutes

A husband. A father. A killer. Chris Watts was a family man. Everybody, including his family, believed that. Yet, on August 13, 2018, he murdered Shanann, his pregnant wife, and two young daughters. As terrible as his story is, it is also a warning because, to this day, living behind bars, Watts is still acting out the character traits that made... Read More »

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#30: The Five

The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
By Hallie Rubenhold
Narrated by Louise Brealey /  10 hours 19 minutes

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine, and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden, and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran... Read More »

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#31: The Less People Know About Us

A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity
By Axton Betz-Hamilton
7 hours 31 minutes

AN EDGAR AWARDS 2020 WINNER

In this powerful true crime memoir, an award-winning identity theft expert tells the shocking story of the duplicity and betrayal that inspired her career and nearly destroyed her family.

Axton Betz-Hamilton grew up in small-town Indiana in the early '90s. When she was 11 years old, her parents both had their... Read More »

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#32: The Outlaw Ocean

Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier
By Ian Urbina
17 hours 50 minutes

"A riveting, terrifying, thrilling story of a netherworld that few people know about, and fewer will ever see . . . The soul of this book is as wild as the ocean itself." --Susan Casey, best-selling author of The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean


A riveting, adrenaline-fueled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly...
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#33: Lost Girls

An Unsolved American Mystery
By Robert Kolker
Narrated by Sean Pratt /  11 hours 10 minutes

New York Times Bestseller • Now a Netflix Film

The bestselling account of the lives of five young women whose fates converged in the perplexing case of the Long Island Serial Killer.

“Rich, tragic...monumental...true-crime reporting at its best.”—Washington Post

One late spring evening in 2010, Shannan Gilbert—after running through the oceanfront... Read More »

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#34: True Crime Addict

How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray
By James Renner
Narrated by James Renner /  6 hours 43 minutes

When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession leads James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011, James began researching the strange... Read More »

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#35: The Fact of a Body

A Murder and a Memoir
By Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Narrated by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich /  10 hours 37 minutes

The Fact of a Body

“Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich didn't set out to investigate murder of six-year-old Jeremy Guillory in Louisiana; it was the case she happened upon as a young law school intern in 1992. In a fascinating twist, this becomes not only the true story of a heinous crime for which the perpetrator is in prison, but also of the investigation that unlocks the author's memories of her own youth, a childhood in which she and her sisters were repeatedly sexually abused by their maternal grandfather. As Marzano-Lesnevich moves backward and forward in time between the young man who killed Jeremy and her own life, the reader is swept along on a current of dismay and awe: dismay that human beings can do these things to each other, and awe that the author could face such demons and move on. I've never read another book like this.”

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#36: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By John Berendt
Narrated by Jeff Woodman /  15 hours 3 minutes

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981.  Was it murder or self-defense?  For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares.  John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads... Read More »

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#37: Cellar of Horror

The Story of Gary Heidnik
By Ken Englade
Narrated by Eric Jason Martin /  7 hours 50 minutes

Serial killer Gary Heidnik's name will live on in infamy, and his home, 3520 North Marshall Street in Philadelphia, is a house tainted with the memory of unbelievable horrors. What police found there was an incredible nightmare made real. Four young women had been held captive—some for four months—half-naked and chained. They had been tortured,... Read More »

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#38: The Bling Ring

How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World
By Nancy Jo Sales
Narrated by Kathleen Mary Carthy /  9 hours 21 minutes

The true story that inspired the Sofia Coppola film

Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson: robbed. More than $3 million in stolen clothing, jewelry, shoes, and handbags reported missing. Who is behind one of the most brazen string of crimes in recent Hollywood history? Meet the Bling Ring: a band of club-hopping teenagers from... Read More »

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#39: The Kidnap Years

The Astonishing True History of the Forgotten Kidnapping Epidemic That Shook Depression-Era America
By David Stout
Narrated by Teri Schnaubelt /  11 hours 55 minutes

The Great Depression was a time of desperation in America—parents struggled to feed their children and unemployment was at a record high. Adding to the lawlessness of the decade, thugs with submachine guns and corrupt law-enforcement officers ran rampant. But amidst this panic, there was one sure-fire way to make money, one used by criminals and... Read More »

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#40: Duct Tape Killer

The True Inside Story of Sexual Sadist & Murderer Robert Leroy Anderson
By Phil Hamman, Sandy Hamman & former Attorney General Larry Long
Narrated by Perry Daniels /  5 hours 6 minutes

When Piper Streyle failed to show up for work, a coworker called her home. Piper's three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Shaina, answered and said, "A mean man carried Mommy away." Then the line went dead. In the tranquil region of southeast South Dakota, word of the young mother who was brazenly abducted from her home in broad daylight shocked... Read More »

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#41: Trace Evidence

The Hunt for the I-5 Serial Killer
By Bruce Henderson
Narrated by David Colacci /  16 hours 54 minutes

For ten years, the California Interstate 5 highway was haunted by a dangerous serial killer. Incredibly skilled at staying ahead of the investigators as the bodies started to pile up, there wasn't enough evidence to charge the culprit with murder even once he'd been identified. Instead, they had to build a first-degree murder case in a few... Read More »

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#42: Alice & Gerald

A Homicidal Love Story
By Ron Franscell
Narrated by Chris Lutkin /  10 hours 56 minutes

True-crime master Ron Franscell tells the grisly story of Alice and Gerald Uden, a loving couple who murdered at least four people and lived happily ever after—while cops tried for decades to piece together a petrifying tale of murder and secrets. In 1974, Alice, a desperate young mother in a gritty Wyoming boomtown, kills her husband and dumps... Read More »

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#43: My Friend Anna

The True Story of a Fake Heiress
By Rachel DeLoache Williams
8 hours 47 minutes

ONE OF TIME’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Sex and the City meets Catch Me if You Can in the astonishing true story of Anna Delvey, a young con artist posing as a German heiress in New York City—as told by the former Vanity Fair photo editor who got seduced by her friendship and then scammed out of more than $62,000.

Vanity Fair photo editor... Read More »

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#44: Man-Eater

The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal
By Harold Schechter
Narrated by Eric G. Dove /  9 hours 42 minutes

In the winter of 1873, a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies. Months later, when the snow finally melted, only one of them emerged. His name was Alfred G. Packer, though he would soon become infamous throughout the country under a different name: “the Man-Eater.”

After the butchered remains of... Read More »

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#45: Chase Your Shadow

The Trials of Oscar Pistorius
By John Carlin
Narrated by Gideon Emery /  12 hours 53 minutes

Oscar Pistorius was eleven months old when he had both legs amputated below the knee, due to congenital fibular disease. Despite this severe disability, Pistorious grew up to be an extraordinary athlete, inspirational role model, and global symbol of resilience. In 2012 he became the first amputee runner in history to compete in the Olympics and... Read More »

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#46: Race Against Time

By Jerry Mitchell
13 hours 12 minutes

“For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story. Thanks to him, and to courageous prosecutors, witnesses, and FBI agents, justice finally prevailed.” —John Grisham, author of The... Read More »

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#47: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That C...
By Brad Ricca
Narrated by David Bendena /  12 hours 35 minutes

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

“A father's plea - "Won't you help me?" And Mrs. Grace Humiston, who started the People's Law Firm as a practicing attorney & a detective as well, would take this challenge & more. This book begins with a missing girl, and Grace's search for her uncovers connections with corruption, abuse of immigrants (Italians down south) & the legal rights for everyone. Thousands of young women disappeared in to white slavery and the police did not follow through with investigations. Grace helped organize the Missing Persons Bureau. Through the 1920-30s racial issues were still present, gangs, spies and international intrigue were a daily occurrence. And Grace was there - but who remembers her and her sacrifices? The Epilogue is full of information so be sure to read that as well. It may help you understand the greater picture.”

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#48: The Stranger Beside Me

By Ann Rule
Narrated by Lorelei King /  18 hours 29 minutes

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Rule, “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews), her unforgettable classic account of the horrifying murders in the Pacific Northwest and her shock when she discovered her friend—Ted Bundy—was not only a suspect but also one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.

Meeting... Read More »

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#49: Mindhunter

Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
By John E. Douglas & Mark Olshaker
Narrated by Richard M. Davidson /  15 hours 24 minutes

BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDES AN EXCERPT FROM JOHN DOUGLAS AND MARK OLSHAKER’S OBSESSION!

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Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious... Read More »

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#50: The Good Nurse

A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder
By Charles Graeber
Narrated by Will Collyer /  11 hours 34 minutes

An intimate -- and frightening -- glimpse inside the mind of America's most prolific serial killer, Charles Cullen, whose 16-year long "nursing" career left as many as 400 dead.


After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a... Read More »

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